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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nicholas Alexander Chavez Delivers Emotional Turn as Spencer’s Party Goes South

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On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, the story at Wyndemere continued.  After Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) was revealed to be the masked “assailant” with a fake knife “stabbing” his son, Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez), confrontations arose.

At the epicenter was newcomer, Nicholas Alexander Chavez, who has stepped into the role of the entitled and troubled teen-aged Cassadine.  In the story, his father, Nikolas, wanted to make his son “pay” for scaring Ava (Maura West) and stalking her. However, now that someone set fire to Ava’s car everyone believes the stalker could not have been Spencer.

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Laura (Genie Francis) and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) are also Wyndemere … and Laura is very upset at the way her son is dishing it out to her grandson.

When Nikolas explains the reasons for actions to Spencer, an emotional Spencer says, “You decided to evoke my mother (in reference to the late Courtney Matthews), to manipulate me, to tell me to be the man that she would want me to be. Just because you decided that I’m guilty.”

Next, Nikolas apologizes to his son for pushing him emotionally hard, and that prompts Spencer to tell his father to not call him his son, shouting “Do not call me that! And don’t claim to love me.”  At that point, Spencer exits with Trina (Sydney Mikayla) behind him, and Laura ready to tell Nikolas the error of his ways on how he is handling the trouble with his son.

It’s always nice to see when a young actor on daytime gets handed on the ball and delivers, and in the case of Chavez he did just that bringing up Spencer’s inner turmoil and pain.  Let’s remember he lost his mother, and his father pretended to be dead for three years in which he grieved.  Yes, Spencer is spoiled, but it will be intriguing to see just how the GH writers decide to mine the character moving forward with Chavez.

The scenes in the episode with Chavez along with Marcus Coloma, and Genie Francis reminded us all that Cassadine family drama can always tug at the heart.

So, what did you think of Nicholas’ performance? What did you think of what Nikolas Cassadine perpetrated on his son, Spencer? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.

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Rodd
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Rodd

Dear God! How will Nicolas get out of this one? Oh, yeah, when they discover that that brunette nurse at GH that kept spying on Ava is in cahoots with Spencer. Could they be more obvious? And then what will that mean for Spencer when he is finally found out? Tons of therapy or permanently damaged?

I agree, though, that NAC gave a stunning performance as a betrayed Spencer!

Marsha Boyer
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Marsha Boyer

He played his part well. But please bring Ava and Nicholas back together. They need some happiness in there lives.

Satan
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Satan

Well the obvious question now is who torched Ava’s car. The new psycho nurse walking around the hospital is the obvious suspect, but who does she work for?

Did Spencer hire her, knowing he would have the party as an alibi? Or is there actually somebody stalking Ava, other than Spencer. And in typical GH fashion, would this person have any connection to whomever killed Hayden’s mama, or whomever is holding NuDrew prisoner?

And where do they find these psycho nurses so easily?? Do they all work for the same “Psycho Nurses R Us” employment agency?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh boy, Satan, now we have Esme, Spencer’s “girlfriend”, another repulsive schemer. Poor Trina, left in a painful and embarrassing moment again. She needs to cut Spencer loose NOW. The nuDrew story doesn’t interest me, except for that handsome jailer. And how do these “Psycho Nurses R Us” (well said!) perform these dastardly deeds? Can one gather the materials, go to the parking garage (probably ACRES wide), find Ava’s car, torch it, clean up, AND get coffee on a 15 minute break?

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I don’t think Spencer had anything to with Ava’s car been set on fire because i don’t think he would intentionally endanger someone’s life because someone could have gotten hurt by Ava’s car been put on fire.Plus i don’ think Spencer has any reason now to continue stalking Ava because Ava is no longer with Nikolas.However i do think new psycho nurse is responsible for Ava’s car been put on fire but i’m betting she’s working with someone.For example she’s working with Ryan and i wonder if Spencer’s redemption shown the line will be that he saves Ava from Ryan.

Celia
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Celia

WOW!! That’s a very shrewd assumption. It would also be so ironic—-the baddie becomes the savior. I would make the writers look like literary geniuses.
I also like your idea that Esme may be working with Ryan—-kudos!!

Satan
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Satan

What if Esme was Ryan’s daughter? Wouldn’t be able to guess who her mother would be, but if she was with Ryan, she would probably be dead now.

She didn’t seem to have any reaction to meeting Kevin, nor did he seem to recognize her, and presumably he kept track of Ryan during all those years when everybody else in Port Charles assumed his crazy brother was dead, so he should know if Ryan fathered any children during that time.

Certainly would explain her obvious psycho tendencies though.

Celia
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Celia

Makes sense—if Esme were Ryan’s daughter, every sinister act toward Ava would fall into place.
I wonder why this mentally distirted malady escaped Kevin?
Now, you got my mind working overtime—-What if Kevin is really Ryan with a hand implant. Where’d did he get the hand, you ask? Chopped it off Kevin. Ryan has a few minions in “storage”.
Ok, ok—I can hear you laughing at me …with scorn, I may add. LOL.
And, yes!! If Ryan were to have fathered Esme, the mother would have died by Ryan’s hand–HaHa–pardon the pun.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

He was brilliant! What a fantastic recast as NUSpencer.
Nicholas Chavez is a great young talent.
Fab job to casting by Mark Teschner and team.
Spencer’s deeply wounded side came so out so organically by Nicholas Chavez and it proves that he is handling the role of Spencer with such ease. He’s a gem. He’s got this and it has been a joy to watch him from the start.

Marsha Boyer
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Marsha Boyer

I totally agree with what you said. His got the looks too.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree that his performance here was very good. But I never had any objections to his talent. He just seems too old for the group he’s supposed to be peers with. Yes he can act, he’s cute, has great hair… but I don’t see any chemistry with wonderful Trina either. She deserves more. Spencer would be great pals with Nelle. Of course, they’d have to rewrite the book of unholy alliances.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, You said it best, and sure he’s a good actor but with most of us as with nuDrew, it’s not the same. Gosh, if I was married to the same man for twenty years or so, I sure am not going to want someone else turning up in my bed or where ever telling me he’s going to be my husband now in every way but looks (through, you never know, I might like the new one better, right ha.) I don’t know why some people can’t understand this. Back to Spencer, his girlfriend’s a piece of work, but… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I swear, Violet, if this Esme turns out to be a secret twin of Kiki, I’m gonna implode!

Celia
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Celia

LOL—more like a twin of Nelle. I wish Kiki could be resurrected. I don’t like Spencer—not yet, anyway. I agree; he looks much older than the rest of his supposed contemporaries—and, he needs to work that chest, shoulders and arms—so puny. He is cute and he can definitely act—-needs to grow on me. Speaking of puny—what’s going on with gorgeous Michael Knight? He looks emaciated—-and, he was limping. As far as Drew? —I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to stomach Mathison in the role. Never liked him—-ever–since AMC. He and Sam ( they will obviously reunite) can bore… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh, no, Soaphound! Nelle is is the epitome of psycho! She’s an evil, deranged, unredeemable character who let her first fiance drown, left Michael trapped in a burning car, and, slit Brook Lynne’s throat! Spencer is troubled; he’s not evil and he’s not a murderer. Spencer, even as a kid, was lost and vulnerable. Always in emotional pain and searching for the mother figure he never had; always overprotective of his father and always lashed out to get attention. He’s taken it to a new level as a young adult, but I seriously hope they don’t evolve him into a… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Pity party for Spencer—WOW!! The demon has a “demonette” accomplice. What the hey are these writers thinking? Utter chaos!! A father who stabs his kid with a fake knife, doing all sorts of stupid ghoulish Halloween, childish pranks—-consequently, scaring the heebie jeebies out of him? “C’mon, man!!” Bedlam all around……

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Im with you Celia. That knife was WAAAAYY over the top. Talk about trauma. And this Esme, well, let’s reserve a space for her at Shadybrook NOW and save time later.

su000
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su000

Hi Celia 🙂
Under U.S. federal law, someone commits the Felony of stalking if that person: places another person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury.
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breaking and entry and other crimes.
Spenser terrorized Ava to give her child to another.
Spenser should be jailed, tried, imprisoned.

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely—-my parents are both attorneys (criminal). My mother gets a good laugh when she happens to “catch” an episode or two—it’s a soap, SusieQ, yet an example shoud be set, even in soaps.
Esme will probably get away with arson.

Jeanette DeSantis
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Jeanette DeSantis

I wasn’t sure about nuSpencer when he first came on the scene, but he’s definitely grown on me. I think
as the actor has become more comfortable, his acting has gotten better and better. Fantastic scenes between him and Nikolas at his party. Thrilled to see Cameron Matthison joining GH. Quite the coup! He’s an excellent actor and will bring a lot to the show, for sure.

Linda Eisnor
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Linda Eisnor

Spencer deserved what Nicholas did to him. He is a spoiled brat and should be taught responsibility.

Celia
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Celia

Agreed. But, I think Spenser should accept responsibility rather than being taught it to him, Linda. He’s too old —-even spoiled brats don’t cross so many lines. He belongs in jail.—-
—As does his she-devil girlfriend. She should know not to play with fire. Again, pardon the play-on-words.

Michelle Solazzo
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Michelle Solazzo

I am enjoying him at first i thought wrong choice but hes very good on point with his emotions

Debbie
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Debbie

I think the story line between father and son was carried too far. Getting along with his father will help Spencer calm down and not be so mischievous. He also lies and holds back truths so why alienate his father.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Spencer should have enough empathy; compassion..to know not to scare Ava regarding the safety of her child. It would be cruel and irresponsible enough if she hadn’t already lost one daughter, but knowing that and making her fear for Avery’s life? Spencer only learns by experience; not by fireside chats. Nicolas knows how to deal with his son; Laura and Kevin should have butt out. The only problem I had with Nicolas was him scaring Spencer in front of others; scaring Trina. That was irresponsible and made him look bad. Should have scared the lil punk when he was alone.… Read more »

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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